“Psychosocial Support Services” And Telecounseling Rollin’ For NCRPO Personnel

Mental health struggles can be experienced in all walks of life and at any age, it is unfortunate that the strong and brave policemen are not exempted to it. In line with this, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS initiated the conduct of Psychosocial Support Services for all NCRPO personnel.

The Psychosocial Support Services provides appropriate psychological interventions such as Stress Debriefing,  Counselling, Psychoeducation and psychotherapy to all five (5) Police Districts. However, having higher exposure to the virus, personnel from Quarantine Control Points will be prioritized by the NeuroPsychiatric Team for this program.

“With the extension of Enhanced Community Quarantine, we aim to promote proactive approach in taking care of the mental health of our uniformed personnel,” PMGEN SINAS said.

Just recently, NCRPO through its Regional Health Service, also launched a Mental Health Awareness Program wherein commanders and head of offices must closely check and monitor the wellness and mental health of their personnel. Furthermore, Telecounseling and Stress Debriefing are being conducted regularly to all personnel under Quarantine Procedure at Special Care Facilities inside Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City to policemen categorized as Person Under Monitoring (PUMs) and Person Under Investigation (PUIs) in order to prevent mental health consequences of being considered as Probable or Suspect case of COVID-19.

“We understand that our men in uniform also suffer from silent battle cries but opt to stay strong to continuously serve the community. With this, I want to ensure that the they will have enough rest, nourishment and psychological assistance to surmount the challenges of CoViD 19 as well as for them to come home to their families safe, sound and healthy, “ PMGEN SINAS added.

Paranaque Police Confiscates Chinese Medicine Contrabands

Anti-criminality efforts of National Capital Region Police Office led to the arrest of one (1) Chinese caretaker and confiscation of contrabands on April 26, 2020 at about 6:30 PM at 2555 Lt. Garcia St., Brgy. Baclaran, Parañaque City .

Arrested suspect was identified as Liang Yumei, female, Chinese national, caretaker, residing at 2555 Lt. Garcia St., Brgy. Baclaran, Parañaque City.

The operation stemmed from the report of one Epigenia R Caretas, maid of  Liang Yumei, who was fired due to work inefficiency.  Caretas went to the barangay to seek assistance to get quarantine pass at her residence. She was then assisted by barangay captain of Baclaran to the said place.

Upon opening  their rented house, Barangay Captain discovered the assorted boxes of Chinese medicine. They immediately reported the incident to the local government City Health Office and found out that it has no approved permit from health department.

Thereafter, on the same date, at about 9:20PM, local health personnel also discovered another clinic containing  assorted boxes of Chinese medicine located at the same street owned by a male Chinese person which resulted in the confiscation of said medicines.

Operatives were able to confiscate more or less 200 boxes of undetermined Chinese medicines.

The arrested suspect is under custody of the said police station for proper disposition.

“We would like to warn the public that NCRPO is stern in its anti-criminality efforts despite the crisis we are facing. We immediately act on complaints reported by our people. To those who want to take advantage of our current plight, be reminded that the public is with us,”  NCRPO Chief, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS.

Liquor Ban Violators, Nabbed In Manila

The intensified effort of the elements of Manila Police District Station 11, Meisic Police Station resulted in the arrest of liquor ban violators along Juan Luna Street near corner Meisic Street , Binondo, Manila at about 5:00 PM of April 25, 2020.

Initial investigation disclosed that on the above stated date and time, elements of Juan Luna PCP  led by PCAPT LEO C LABRADOR, were conducting checkpoint operation along Juan Luna Street.

Following the required temperature check for drivers and plain view inspection of vehicles for possible ECQ violations, the suspects were flagged down onboard a white Toyota Innova SUV, with conduction sticker No. (A6 F152) . The vehicle also has a “DO NOT DELAY” sign and “FLEXO MANUFACTURING SHUTTLE SERVICE” sticker placed visibly on the wind shield thereof.

During the conduct of thermal scanning and visual inspection, the police officers saw alcoholic beverages glaring from the back seat. The suspects were further asked for pertinent documents such as Quarantine Pass and Rapid Pass but they failed to present any.

Hence, they were apprehended and were later identified as follows:

1. MICHAEL DUHAYLUNSOD y TUASTUMBAN, 41 years old, male, With live-in partner, Grab Driver and a resident of No. 138 Rizal Avenue, Barangay 120 Grace Park, Caloocan City (Zip Code 1415); and

2. JOHN LEONARD ARGATE y SALA, 36 years old, male, married, Grab Driver and resident kf 1725 Dian Street, Palanan, Makati City (Zip Code 1235)

Recovered from their vehicle are the following items:

1. Twenty One (21) pieces of Alfonso Light Brandy 1L; and

2. Twenty Three (23) pieces of Red Horse 500ML.

NCRPO Regional Director PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS expressed his dismay over the continuing disregard of some citizens over existing laws relative to the extended ECQ amid the fight against the unseen.

“Countless times have we reiterated our plea to our people to please do their part and obey all existing laws especially ECQ to aid in flattening the curve and ultimately putting an end to the health crisis that we are facing today. However, there are still a few who takes the risk and flagrantly violates existing protocols. In instances like this, we guarantee among our law abiding citizens that the full force of the law will be imposed against these violators,” said PMGEN SINAS.

The arrested suspects will be facing charges for violation of E.O. 18 which imposes Liquor Ban in the City of Manila, R.A. 11469 otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act”, R.A. 11332 “Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases Health Events of Public Health Concern Act” and ART 151 of RPC in relation to Proclamation Order 922 and 929.

Novaliches Police Confiscates Shabu Weighted 150 Grams Worth 1m; Arrests Two Drug Suspects

Joint anti-drug efforts of the Elements of Police Station 4, Quezon City Police District along with the elements of District Drug Enforcement Unit- QCPD and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, QC successfully conducted an anti illegal drug buy bust operation on April 24, 2020 at about 7:20 pm infront of 7/11 Forest Hills Subd. Brgy. Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City.

The operatives positively identified the suspects as Brian Carion y Moran aka “Brian” male, 22 years old, single, jobless,and residing at Blk.41 Lot 11 yellow bell st. Brgy. Pembo Makati City; and

Luigi Gines y Tuliao aka “Luigi”,male, 23 years old,  with live in partner, jobless, Residing at Blk.13 Lot 9 Orkidia St. Brgy. Pembo, Makati City.

The arrest was made through buy-bust operation conducted wherein an operative acted as a poseur buyer.

Recovered at the scene were:

1. Six (6) pieces of knot Tie transparent plastic containing undetermined quantity of white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu;

2. One (1) pack of Rice grain;

3. One (1) piece of five hundred peso bill marked buy bust money;

4. Seventy (70) pieces one thousand peso boodle money;

5. One (1) unit color black cellular phone model vivo 1723;

6. One (1) piece driver’s license card;

7. One (1) piece student driver permit;

8. One (1) unit color red motorcycle model X1 Yamaha;

9. One (1) unit color blue suzuki hayate;

10. One (1) color black helmet; and

11. One (1) color white helmet

A total of more or less 150grams of suspected shabu were confiscated with a DDB value amounting to Php 1,020,000.

The seized pieces of evidence were immediately brought to Crime Laboratory for chemical analysis. While suspects were brought to police station 4 for proper disposition pending the filling of appropriate charges in court.

Criminal complaint for violation of Section 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 are being prepared for filing in court against the said suspects. 

“In the midst of the crisis we are facing,  we would like to ensure that we are continuing the momentum of our war against illegal drugs. We will not allow drug suspects to continue their illegal activities,” PMGEN SINAS said.

Policeman Arrested For Transporting Upor In Tayabas City

In relation to the declaration of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) over the entire Luzon, the Chief of the National Capital Region Police Office received a report from the Acting Chief of Police of Tayabas City Police Station regarding an incident involving one police officer transporting seven (7) Unauthorized Personnel Outside Residence (UPOR) at about 12:15 PM, April 23, 2020 within their area of responsibility.

PMAJ MARK TAPALLA AMAT identified the suspects as:

1. Patrolman Nerio Jojo Peñaflorida Bravo Jr., male, 25 years old, single, PNP member and presently assigned at District Mobile Force Battalion (DMFB), DS at US embassy and resident of Brgy. Sucat, Muntinlupa City. from Cupang Muntinlupa City;

 2. Joseph Aviles Adan, male, 23 years old, married, helper. DOB- December 26, 1995 from Tayabas City;

 3. Jayson Dialo Nanea, 30 years old, single, driver. DOB- August 30, 1989, POB- Tayabas City;

4. James Paulo Reyes Abcede, 28 years old, married, driver all residents of Brgy. Masin, Tayabas City. DOB- March 23, 1992, POB- Tayabas City;

5. Raymund Oblea Lavado, 22 years old, married, driver and resident of Brgy. Ilayang Ilasan, Tayabas City. DOB- September 28, 1997, from Tayabas City;

6. Aillen Roxas Villafria, 23 years old, single, production operator, and resident of Brgy. Silangang Palale, Tayabas City. DOB- April 18, 1997, from Tayabas City;

7. Maria Yandama Dialola, 48 years old, sewer. DOB- April 23, 1971, POB- Tayabas City, EA- Elementary Graduate 8. Arvie Dialola Lavado, 22 years old, single, helper both resident of Brgy. Ibabang Ilasan, Tayabas City. DOB- September 25, 1997,  from Tayabas City;

Investigation disclosed that personnel of Tayabas City while conducting mobile patrol and implementing Enhanced Community  Quarantine, received an information from concerned citizen and informed that there was a black Mitsubishi Xpander without attached plate number transporting Unauthorized Person Outside Residence (UPOR) passengers at Brgy. Ibabang Ilasan, Tayabas City.

Upon confirmation of the said report, responding personnel immediately apprehended the suspects.

Further investigation revealed that the police officer,wearing PNP uniform, contracted using FB messenger and was allegedly paid by the seven (7) passengers amounting to Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (Php2,500.00) each to fetch at Taytay Rizal and transport to Tayabas City to evade the Quarantine Control Points.

Suspects are now temporarily detained at Tayabas City Custodial Facility after having been subjected for medical examination.

PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS immediately directed the District Director of Manila Police District to initiate the precharge investigation and coordinate with the Tayabas City Police Station for the filing of appropriate charges. Further, the District Force Commander and the immediate supervisor of said suspect shall submit their explanation for command responsibility.

The Regional Logistics and Research Development Division was tasked to recover the issued firearms of the suspect. The Regional Personnel and Records Management Division was directed to issue order of his relief.  Criminal and  Administrative cases are also being handled by the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division and the District Internal Affairs Service.

“I have relayed my reminders as well to all commanders and head of offices to regularly check and monitor their personnel. Anybody caught doing illegal activities will face charges to be filed against them if warranted, and they will be relieved immediately,” PMGEN SINAS stated.

“This is a warning to all other Metro Cops not to abuse your authority because Team NCRPO is strictly enforcing the internal cleansing program of PNP to eradicate erring cops in Metro Manila,” he added.

Chinese Illegal Pogo Operators Arrested For ECQ Violation

Elements from the National Capital Region  Special Operations Group, Regional Intelligence Division, DID SPD, Parañaque City Police Station together with RCIDU, CIDG conducted a raid and arrested a group of Chinese Men for violation of the ECQ in Mayuga St., Tambo, Parañaque City at about 7:30pm of April 24, 2020.

The operation stemmed from an information from a concerned citizen regarding the presence of armed Chinese men in the area beyond the time authorized under existing curfew laws.

This prompted the above units to conduct an operation to verify the veracity of the information received.

Upon their arrival in the area, they positively saw the suspects with guns visibly tucked in their waists. Hence, they made themselves known as police officers, but the suspects immediately tried to flee to their residential house.

The operating unit chased them which resulted in their arrest and the discovery of an illegal Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) inside their vicinity and the recovery of the following items:

34 units of laptops

13 units of desktops

Several units of cellular phones

3 pcs cal 45 pistol

2 pcs 9mm pistol

17 rounds of ammo for cal 45

3 magazines of cal 45

4 magazines of cal 9mm

63 rounds of ammo of cal 9mm

and 1.334M peso bills

“With the guidance of the Chief, PNP, PGEN ARCHIE FRANCISCO GAMBOA to stop POGO within the Metro while Enhanced Community Quarantine is being implemented, we are grateful for the indispensable aid of the community in helping out their police in keeping the community safe. Public safety is everyone’s concern and this scenario is a good example of how our jobs are done better with the support of the people by giving us information regarding suspiciously dangerous situations in their locality” Said NCRPO Chief, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS.

Chinese POGO operators composed of fourteen (14) female Chinese, thirty (30) male Chinese and nine (9) male Filipino employees were arrested in the crime scene and were brought to District Headquarters SPD for documentation and filing of appropriate charges.

More Than 30k Worth Of Shabu, Busted In Quezon City

Elements of the Quezon City Police District busted more than 30k worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation held at about 2:40pm of April 23, 2020.

The operation stemmed from an information received via text message from a concerned citizen to DD, QCPD regarding illegal drug activities allegedly going on along 163 G. Araneta Sitio Mendez, Barangay Baesa, Quezon City.

After due monitoring and surveilance, SDEU personnel of PS-3, led by PCPT MA SENALICE B NATO, plotted a Drug “Buy-Bust” operation which resulted in the arrest of the suspects who were later identified as:

a.Rene Nielsen, 47 years old, divorced, retired mechanic, a Danish national and a native of Vamdrup Denmark and a resident of 163 G. Araneta, Sitio Mendez, Brgy. Baesa Quezon City; and

b. Rachelle Ayap y Pastolero, of legal age and a resident of 163 G. Araneta Street Brgy. Baesa, Quezon City (AT LARGE).

Recovered for the suspect are the following items:

a) fourteen (14) pieces of heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be Shabu, weighing more or less five (5) grams with estimated street value Php 34,000 a dangerous drug marked as (written on a masking tape with signature);

b) One (1) piece  genuine Two hundred peso bill with serial no. V078464  with secret initial “JCR” inside the logo of BSP;

c) One  (1) unit OPPO Touchscreen  phone(color green);

d) One (1) piece wallet/pouch (color floral blue);

E) Two (2) pieces lighter (color light blue and green);

F) one (1) piece roled aluminum foil; and

G) ONE (1) pc. Strip aluminum foil containing suspected shabu residue

The operating team alleged that the poseur buyer, was able to transact and buy “SHABU” worth Two Hundred  pesos (Php 200) from the target of operation. After the completion of the drug trade, the same Officer gave the pre-arranged signal to the other operatives waiting nearby, to arrest one of the suspects, Rene Nielsen. However, suspect Rachelle was able to elude arrest.

The suspect was brought to the police station to face charges for violation of RA 9165 while the pieces of evidence gathered were forwarded to the crime laboratory for confirmatory testing.

NCRPO CHIEF PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS reiterated his plea to the public to refrain from committing unlawful acts, further guaranteeing them that the anti-illegal drugs effort of Metro cops is not diminished by their task as frontliners in the ECQ.

“We will not lax our anti-illegal drugs effort despite the stringent call of duty as frontliners in the ECQ. Hence, I would like to plead for cooperation from our people to obey the law to alleviate the burden among our people in the frontlines. Now more than ever, we need everyone’s cooperation and support,” said PMGEN SINAS.

NCRPO Partakes In The Team PNP Bayanihan Fund Challenge

“There is strength in unity”. This saying was proven true by the men and women of NCRPO as they took the challenge and participated in the ‘Team PNP Bayanihan Fund Challenge’ which aims to reach Php 200 million target from voluntary donations of police officers nationwide to aid in the government’s fight against CoViD 19.

Initially, NCRPO targeted Php 25,805,000 plus Php 116,000 assuming that their 25,805 personnel from NCRPO and 116 personnel from the Regional Support Units (RSUs) will voluntarily donate 1,000 pesos each or less.

“There is no standard amount specified for their contribution. It is purely voluntary for we know that they too have families who are affected by this health crisis and most of them are sole providers,” NCRPO Chief PMGEN SINAS.

When totaled, NCRPO was able to generate a total of Php 30,360,973 from NCRPO personnel and RSUs combined. This is 17.13% higher than the initial target donations and is way beyond the targeted sum.

The top three donors who gave more than the expected donations were the Eastern Police District who was able to exceed the targeted sum of Php 2,953,000 by 65.04% with its total donation of Php 4,873,673 the Quezon City Police District exceeded the expected sum of Php 4,364,000 by 21.75% with its total donation of Php 5,312,960 and the Northern Police District who gave 20.51 % more than the expected donation of Php 3,686,000 by giving Php 4,442,100.

The Manila Police District, Southern Police District and Regional Headquarters also donated more than the targeted sum of donations for the project.

“This reflects the innate generousity of our police officers towards their community amid the fight against the unseen. Verily, their selfless dedication in putting the people above and beyond their personal and family needs deserves commendation and accolades,” he added.

“Hence, as a very proud leader and comrade in public service, I would like to send my most sincere gratitude to my men in NCRPO for exceptionally taking the challenge to support the ‘Team PNP Bayanihan Fund Challenge’ despite the hurdles they too are facing as providers to their beloved families,” he continues.

Today, April 24,2020, the NCRPO’s donations for the Team PNP Bayanihan Fund Challenge will be turned-over to the Finance Service which in turn will deposit it to the PNP SUPPORT FUNDS at the Land bank of the Philippines.

“I guarantee that their contributions will be utilized to support our Nation’s battle against the unseen enemy. Thank you and may the Good Lord bless and protect us all,” PMGEN SINAS said.

Notorious Drug Syndicate, Shot In Taguig

Three (3) notorious persons involved in drug pushing, theft and robbery died in a shootout with elements of Intelligence Section-Taguig CPS led by PCMS ARNALDO PACLEB at about 4:00 PM of April 22, 2020.

The incident transpired following an information from a confidential agent about the presence of an armed group at Brgy. Ibayo, Tipas Taguig City which prompted the operating troops to immediately proceed to the area to verify the veracity of the information.

Upon their arrival, the suspects armed with unknown caliber of firearms began running towards the direction of a certain house.

Consequently, the operating troops ran after them but they were fired upon by the fleeing suspects. Acting in defense of their life, the troops retaliated which resulted in the death of the suspects who were later identified to be the following persons:

A. Adam Kamid Chiongbian was a kn0wn member of the gun for hire, previously detained for violati0n of RA 9165, primary suspect in the killing of PO1 Angel Babaran in 2014 and Pat Ralph Aquino In 2019, both from Taguig CPS.

B. Ronaldo Jarumay Villanueva alias ‘kuntil’ known as gun for hire, suspect in previous shooting incident at Lower Bicutan , Taguig City; and

C. Edward Dagwayan Galleposo ‘edong’ cohorts of Suspect 1 and suspect 2 in carnaping and drug peddling.

“The presence of this notorious gang is a threat to the safety and security of the community especially in these trying times. I am proud of the extra ordinary effort of my men in dealing with the health crisis and our anti criminality and illegal drugs effort simultaneously with the same vigor as if it was the first day,” said NCRPO CHIEF PMGEN SINAS.

Recovered from the suspects were the following items:

A. Cal 45 COLT

B. Cal 38 ARMSCOR

C. Grenade Rifle

D. MK 2 Defragmentation Grenade

The case is still under investigation.

Armed Ex Army Man Shot In Quezon City

The District Director of Quezon City Police District (QCPD), PBGEN RONNIE S MONTEJO reported to Regional Director, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS the shooting incident that transpired about 2:30 PM of April 21, 2020 in front of Genel’s Silog along Maligaya Drive corner Sampaguita St., Brgy. Pasong Putik, Quezon City resulting in the neutralization of one male suspect.

The Chief of National Capital Region Police Office identified the suspect as Winston Aquino Ragos, 33 years old, male, married, retired AFP personnel, college level and resident of No. 65 Sampaguita St. Brgy. Pasong Putik, Quezon City.

Investigation disclosed that PMSg Daniel Florendo and four police trainees from the Highway Patrol Group were manning a quarantine control point along Maligaya Drive Brgy. Pasong Putik when the Ragos, approached the Police Trainees and started shouting and uttering intimidating words.

Police officers asked him to go home and stay inside his house as he was violating the Enhanced Community Quarantine. However, Ragos ignored the authorities and further identified himself as a former soldier.

Later on, authorities learned that he was carrying a caliber 38 revolver loaded with ammunition inside his sling bag, hence, PMSg Florendo drew his firearm and cautiously approached Ragos.

Thereafter,  PMSg Florendo ordered Ragos to yield peacefully but he refused to do so. Instead of heeding to a lawful order, the former soldier tried to pull a handgun in his carried handbag. Sensing imminent danger and a threat posed to his life, said lawmen ordered him to ease his hand on the weapon but he resisted. Having no option left, police officer fired upon the suspect and subdued the latter.

The suspect was rushed to Commonwealth Hospital but was declared dead by the attending physician.

Recovered from the possession and control of the Ragos were one caliber 38 revolver Smith and Wesson without serial number, loaded with four (4) live ammunitions, one wallet with assorted ID’s, Landbank ATM card, BDO ATM card. Meanwhile, PMSg Florendo voluntarily surrendered himself and his service firearm to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) QCPD for further investigation.

PMGEN SINAS said investigation is being conducted by the CIDU QCPD and the District Internal Affairs Service. “A formal fact-finding investigation has been conducted for necessary criminal and administrative charges,” he said.

“We can see that the police officer was prompt in making decision especially that lives of people are in danger. We are bound to serve and protect our people, implementing the law for the benefit of everyone. Kakampi nyo po kami,” he added.